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from Cologne to Rome

You can get from Cologne to Rome by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Cologne to Rome on Dec 2 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:20AMCologne/Bonn Airport14h35 11:55PMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport
2 changes
$8971One-way
Cheapest
09:20AMCologne/Bonn Airport14h35 11:55PMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport
2 changes
$8971One-way
Other options
09:20AMCologne/Bonn Airport14h35 11:55PMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport
2 changes
$8971One-way

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Wed
Dec 1
$92Flixbus
$136Malta Air
Thu
Dec 2
$79Flixbus
$811Lufthansa
Fri
Dec 3
$78Flixbus
$33Malta Air
Sat
Dec 4
$72Flixbus
$33Malta Air
Sun
Dec 5
$64Flixbus
$33Malta Air
Mon
Dec 6
$74Flixbus
$138Eurowings
Tue
Dec 7
$54Flixbus
$631Lufthansa
Wed
Dec 8
$78Flixbus
$60Malta Air
Thu
Dec 9
$61Flixbus
$397Lufthansa
Fri
Dec 10
$64Flixbus
$44Malta Air
Sat
Dec 11
$67Flixbus
$33Malta Air
Sun
Dec 12
$46Flixbus
$32Malta Air
Mon
Dec 13
$64Flixbus
$126Eurowings
Tue
Dec 14
$54Flixbus
$288Lufthansa
Wed
Dec 15
$60Flixbus
$31Malta Air
Thu
Dec 16
$72Flixbus
$446Lufthansa
Fri
Dec 17
$100Flixbus
$70Malta Air
Sat
Dec 18
$97Flixbus
$86Malta Air
Sun
Dec 19
$97Flixbus
$52Malta Air
Mon
Dec 20
$82Flixbus
$72Eurowings
Tue
Dec 21
$96Flixbus
$727Lufthansa

Travel Information to Rome from Cologne

distanceDistance676 miles (1090 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$86 - $166
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $86 (€72) • 21 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $100 (€83) • 1 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Malta Air or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 676 miles (1090 km) by bus, flight or train from Cologne to Rome. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $86 (€72). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, Malta Air or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Cologne to Rome.

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FAQs
Does Italy have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people traveling to Rome from Cologne?

International travel from Cologne, Germany to Rome, Italy is: Partially open.

Can I enter Italy if coming from Germany?

Entry into Italy is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Rome if traveling from Cologne?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What measures do I need to follow in Rome, Italy due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Italy must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 11/30/21; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip from Cologne to Rome.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Cologne, Germany from Rome, Italy?

The current restriction level for returning to Cologne, Germany from Italy is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Cologne, Germany from Rome, Italy?

Reentering Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Cologne from Rome?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

Which rules do I need to follow in Cologne, Germany regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Germany must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 11/30/21. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Cologne from Rome here.

What are the ways to get from Cologne to Rome?

There are 3 ways that you can travel between Cologne and Rome. You can take a bus, flight or train.

How do I get from Cologne to Rome the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to travel from Cologne to Rome is by taking a bus with an average price of $86 (€72).

This is compared to other travel options to Rome:

Taking a bus is about $13 (€11) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $100 (€83) for this trip.

A bus is $80 (€67) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Cologne to Rome costing on average $166 (€138).

What is the fastest way from Cologne to Rome?

The quickest way to travel between Cologne and Rome is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 55 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 21 h.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 18 h 21 min   of travel time.

What is the distance between Cologne and Rome?

The Cologne to Rome distance is around 676 miles (1090 km).

How many services a day are there from Cologne to Rome?

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Rome is:

  • 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Cologne and Rome as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling from Cologne to Rome, where do I depart from Cologne and where do I arrive in Rome?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Cologne to Rome:

  • Buses mostly depart from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and arrive in Rome, Termini (G).
  • Flights mostly depart from Cologne/Bonn Airport and arrive in Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from Köln Hbf and arrive in Roma Termini.
Which travel companies can get me from Cologne to Rome?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Cologne to Rome, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to Rome. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Cologne to Rome tickets on Omio for $86 (€72).
  • Travel with Malta Air for flights to Rome. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Malta Air Cologne to Rome tickets on Omio for $100 (€83).
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Rome. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Cologne to Rome tickets on Omio for $166 (€138).
Can I find a direct route between Cologne and Rome?

Yes, there are direct routes from Cologne to Rome with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find direct buses with.
  • You can book a direct flight with Malta Air.

Direct services to Rome tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your route.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Cologne to Rome?
Many of our customers traveling from Cologne to Rome don't make Rome their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Rome are Milan, Florence or Paris, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Rome to any of these top destinations today!
When should I book a ticket from Cologne to Rome online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Cologne to Rome, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost $86 (€72) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $100 (€83) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $166 (€138) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Cologne to Rome online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.